Issues: Taxes

BUFFALO NEWS EDITORIAL: Two changes needed in historic tax credit program

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered good news for the long-term prospects of rehabilitating commercial properties with his proposal to extend the state’s tax credits for renovating those buildings.

The tax credit program, which was due to expire next year, has been a key factor in Buffalo’s revitalization. One example is developer Rocco Termini’s spectacular makeover of the Hotel @ the Lafayette downtown.

February 1, 2013
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Latimer's Office Announces Income Tax Preparation Assistance by Making IT-201 Forms Available at Office and By Delivery for Seniors

State Senator George Latimer has announced that beginning immediately, NYS income tax forms, including the IT-201, will be available for pickup at the Senator's office or via delivery for senior citizens who request them. 

January 30, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein and Bipartisan Group of Senators Propose Tax Credit for Local Businesses Hiring Young Veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. – Seeking new and effective ways to spur job creation and address perennially high unemployment rates amongst New York’s returning combat veterans, Independent Democratic Conference Leader and Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey D. Klein, alongside fellow IDC member Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland), Republican Senator Greg Ball (R-Putnam) and a bipartisan group of Senators from across New York, introduced legislation today to provide major tax credits to private employers hiring veterans discharged after 9/11. The legislation is named “Jobs for Heroes.”

January 29, 2013
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Senator LaValle: Don't Forget STAR Deadline

New York State Senator Ken LaValle is reminding homeowners that the deadline for New York State’s School Tax Relief Program (STAR) is March 1, 2013. STAR is a tax relief program that lowers property taxes for owner-occupied primary residences. There are two levels of STAR benefits: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.

January 29, 2013
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Free Federal and State Income Tax Preparation Assistence

On Tuesday, March 26th 4:00PM to 8:00PM University Neighborhood Housing Program, Ariva  and I will be hosting free federal and state income tax preparation assistance. I know how expensive it can be to get your taxes prepared during these tough economic times, thus please call our office at 718-933-2034 to make an appointment to take advantage of this opportunity to file your taxes for FREE.

March 26, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Free Federal and State Income Tax Preparation Assistence

On Thursday, February 28th from 2:00PM to 6:00PM  University Neighborhood Housing Program, Ariva  and I will be hosting free federal and state income tax preparation assistance. I know how expensive it can be to get your taxes prepared during these tough economic times, thus please call our office at 718-933-2034 to make an appointment to take advantage of this opportunity to file your taxes for FREE.

February 28, 2:00 PM - 6:09 PM
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STATE TAX FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT MY DISTRICT OFFICE

Tax filers who are unable to download a New York State Tax Form, can call my district office at 315-428-7632 to have one mailed to them. You must file your taxes by April 15, 2013.

January 23, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SEN. PATRICK M. GALLIVAN REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S 2013 STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Review The Governor's Proposal Yourself: openbudget.ny.gov

“State government has been able to change direction the last two years largely because Albany has adopted a course of fiscal prudence. Today’s budget proposal demonstrates the Governor’s continued commitment to financial responsibility, keeping state spending growth below two percent while closing a $1.35 billion budget deficit without proposing any new taxes.”

January 23, 2013
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Statement on Governor Cuomo's 2013-14 Budget Proposal

'Today, Governor Cuomo put forward his third executive budget proposal that is consistent with the needs of the economy; a budget with no new taxes and a spending increase that is less than 2% above the previous year's budget.  Over the last three years, the budget gap has dwindled, consumer confidence throughout New York has gone up and we have shown that our state provides a ripe climate to conduct business.  We have demonstrated to the taxpayers that we understand their needs and are doing what we need to in order to take the next steps toward a full economic recovery. 

January 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON RESTORATION OF PRE-TAX MASS TRANSIT BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

     “I am pleased that after over one year of delay that Washington has finally acted to restore the pre-tax mass transit benefit for commuters.

     Restoring this benefit will provide valuable savings to overtaxed, overburdened commuters. In this economy, and following yet another MTA fare increase, that is critically important.

January 3, 2013
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Griffo Commends Thruway Authority for Averting Truck Toll Increase

Griffo: A Thruway Toll Hike Now Would’ve Harmed Upstate Economy

December 20, 2012
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RITCHIE REMINDS HOLIDAY SHOPPERS OF SALES TAX BREAK

No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases of Up to $110

In advance of the holiday shopping season, State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding consumers of the state sales tax break on clothing purchases of up to $110. 

The repeal of the sales tax—which happened last spring—is good news for holiday shoppers, who are expected to spend an average of $750 on holiday purchases this year.  The sales tax break saves a typical family of four nearly $200 annually. 

November 19, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO, INDUSTRY LEADERS AT NEW YORK’S FIRST WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS SUMMIT

 

Governor Announces New Tourism Campaign, Regulatory Reforms

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, state leaders and dozens of winemakers, craft brewers and small batch distillers at New York’s first Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit, held Wednesday in Albany.

October 24, 2012
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LARKIN URGES EMPLOYERS TO FILE MTA PAYROLL TAX REFUND CLAIMS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today is encouraging employers subject to the MTA payroll tax to file a protective claim for refund with the New York State Department of Tax and Finance before November 2, 2012.

“The MTA is currently appealing a judge’s ruling which found the MTA payroll tax unconstitutional,” said Senator Larkin.  “Should this ruling stand, employers may be eligible for a MTA payroll tax refund, and filing a protective claim is the way to get it.”

October 24, 2012
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Clothing Sales Tax Exemption - Saving Families Money

ONEONTA, 10/18/12 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today reminded shoppers they no longer pay state sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110.  

"Clothing purchases can be a big part of a family budget, and I was pleased to support this tax cut to help hardworking New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets. Repealing the state sales tax on clothing is projected to save a typical family of four nearly $200 a year," said Senator Seward.

October 18, 2012
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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Small Businesses and Consumers Will Benefit from Targeted Tax Relief Measures and Regulatory Reform Proposals

Senator Carlucci: “We need tax and regulatory policies that will help make New York more competitive in the global economy”

ORANGEBURG, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today was joined by small business owners and local elected officials at Nice-Pak, Inc., to announce his 5-Point Jobs Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for action that will jumpstart the economy and create jobs here in the Hudson Valley. 

October 4, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO GIVEN HIGHEST GRADES AND RANKINGS AS A TOP JOBS SUPPORTER BY PRO JOBS GROWTH and PRO BUSINESS GROWTH ORGANIZATIONS

In recognition of his continuing efforts to support job growth, cut taxes and control spending, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named one of the top “Jobs Supporters” in the entire State Legislature by organizations dedicated to job growth and business development in New York State.

Senator Nozzolio received the highest grades and rankings from both the Business Council of New York, and Unshackle Upstate, as part of their 2012 analysis of all state legislators’ voting records.

September 7, 2012
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ON THE RECORD: SENATOR RITCHIE DISCUSSES IDEAS FOR MANDATE RELIEF

Senator Patty Ritchie was interviewd on WRVO Public Radio on her idea to provide additional mandate relief for local taxpayers by addressing the problem of state prisoners currently being held in local county jails.

Senator Ritchie has written to the Commissioner of Corrections and Community Supervision to ask that he use underfilled state prisons, such as the Watertown Correctional Facility at Dry Hill, to hold state parole violators who are being housed in overstocked county jails in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

September 7, 2012
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